Pink, pink and more pink!
There’s certainly a lot of rose, fuchsia, coral, blush, shrimp, and carnation hues throughout this flirty and feminine Upper West Side triplex. And why not? It’s probably not everyone’s first choice of color, but it’s cheerful and a welcome difference from all the tiresome monochromatic decorating schemes common today.
The three-floored flat, which sprawls over the lower three floors of the building and boasts 12-foot-high ceilings, is actually just one of seven units in the stately brownstone. Available for $8.5 million via Shane Boyle at Triplemint, the roughly 6,600-square-foot brownstone offers ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms in total, while the triplex all by itself offers two and possibly three bedrooms and three bathrooms along with an eye-popping powder room emblazoned with Christian Lacroix floral wallpaper and a copper sink.
With fanciful pink-toned fireplaces, pink lacquered woodwork, pink light fixtures and even a rather pretty pink stone kitchen island, the roughly 3,000-square-foot apartment was done up by schmancy decorator Keith Baltimore, who smartly offset all the rosé rosiness with soothing grays and sage green tones. Luckily, for the most part, any new owner who wants to butch the place up need only pick up a paintbrush or, more likely, hire a good painter.
The kitchen, which is not entirely pink, sports custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, plus a Lacanche range with three ovens and seven gas burners. Tired of all the pink? Good thing there’s a lovely sage green sitting room, as well as a dining room that boldly veers into shades of purple. Other notable touches include a terrace within a rear garden and a Juliet balcony in the master suite.
On the lower level, the basement, is an entertainment room with inlaid black-and-white marble floors and a wet bar/kitchenette equipped with a sink, fridge, wine cooler, ice maker, microwave, and dishwasher. A 60-inch television with surround sound makes the space perfect as a media room, playroom, home gym, or, better yet, all of the above. There is also access to the rear yard and plenty of storage under the stairs.
The seven other units comprise four one-bedroom units, one of them rent-stabilized with a private terrace, a two bedroom, also with a private terrace, and a three-bedroom, two-bath duplex with not just one but two rooftop terraces.
Go for it! Embrace the rosé all day (and night) lifestyle.